Filter Reader ActiveX Object

Filter Reader Object Library is a small ActiveX DLL for reading the content of files using Microsoft's Indexing Service's APIs. The library uses the GetFileContentsFromIFilter function included in our free components package. Because it's an ActiveX library, it can be used by any tool that supports Automation.

The library contains a single object, SPFltRdr.FilterReader, with the following properties:

  • FileName (string) - set this to the file you want to read.
  • ContentAvailable (boolean) - this will be True if the object could read the content of the file.
  • Content (string) - the actual content of the file, or an empty string if the file could not be read.

Download the library here.

Disclaimer: the library is provided as-is and without any warranties. Use at your own risk.